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Certified Fun at Bareboats BVI

Posted: Apr. 2nd, 2007  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Sailing Charters: With the regatta season at full sail with Act 13 of the Louis Vuitton Cup commencing and the America's Cup forthcoming, it is understandable that interest in sailing is on the rise. Going sailing on a luxury yacht with a crew may satisfy that yearning. However, if there is a desire to be a real sailor instead of a pi?a colada-sipping passenger, it does require some training before just plunging into it. BVI Bareboats can make school cool with a Caribbean-cruise package that offers certified courses approved by the American Sailing Association (ASA).

The only difference between an "educational" and a leisure charter is that the captain of the boat is also an ASA-certified instructor. To become fully certified as a bareboat yachtsman, a sailing yacht should be chartered for a minimum of 10 to 12 days. Complete certification requires the completion of three courses: the ASA Basic Keelboat standard course, the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising standard course, and the ASA Bareboat Chartering standard course.

Upon completion of the program's three segments, students will know: how to sail backwards; what to do in case of an emergency under various scenarios; the proper procedure for towing a dinghy; how to read a nautical chart; and how to stop the bow of a yacht within four feet of a fixed marker. The curiculum imparts valuable know-how to all participants. ASA-certified courses are not available on catamarans.

BVI offers monohulls with two to five cabins for bareboat and crewed cruises. The newest two-cabin yachts are the Hunter 44 and the Bavaria 33. The Beneteau 473 is among the new three-cabin monohulls, and Beneteau 523, with its four cabins that accommodates eight passengers, was named Sailing Magazine's, 2006 Boat of the Year. Catamarans that sleep four to eight also are available as well as motor yachts.

Bareboats BVI has numerous destinations and a fleet of sailing and motor yachts throughout the Caribbean Islands.


For LxM James Rothaar

Company: Bareboats BVI
Business: Bareboat sailing and motor yacht charters; Caribbean Islands
Location: Tortola, BVI
Web site: www.bareboatsbvi.com
Contact: (284) 495-4168
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